What's On

What's on in Wexford

Note that due to the National Government recommendations regarding COVID-19, please contact the venue to confirm if the event is still going ahead.

Wexford's musical and cultural scene is busy all year round. 

  • Festivals: Wexford is internationally known for the Opera Festival, but Wexford has much more. Food and harvest festivals, the Spiegeltent, literary festivals or the Fringe festival to name a few
  • Loads of family-friendly events take place around the County. Check Wells House and Gardens,  Johnstown Castle, the Irish National Heritage Park among others to find children events and activities
  • Comedy and live music gigs in Wexford are a must. Look up the Presentation and Wexford Art Centres and many pubs like the Crown in Wexford town or the Bailey in Enniscorthy 
  • Find the list of art and crafts events or lovely heritage workshops on traditional methods in the Irish National Heritage Park and other venues

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Dawn Chorus Morning

Sun 2nd May - Sun 2nd May
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  This International Dawn Chorus Day, we invite you to experience our own magical ‘Dawn Chorus’ with exclusive early morning access to Well House & Gardens and Woodland Walks.   Welcome the new day, lose yourself in Spring’s joyful morning song and enjoy the beautiful Sunrise at 05.51am, listening to a backdrop of birdsong whilst watching the […]

Rosslare Port Fest 2021

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  A series of online events presented by Ports Past and Present, a project funded by the Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.   Tuesday 20th of April at 7pm: Story Telling, Story Sharing Join three of the project’s creative practitioners as they share their stories and share […]

Wexford Literary Festival 2021

- Sat 1st May

Wexford Literary Festival Committee will go ahead with Festival 2021, adhering to whatever Covid restrictions are in force at the time. Wexford Literary Festival 2021 is scheduled for the weekend of 2nd July and all our competitions – The Colm Toibin International Short Story Award, The Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award, The Billy Roche International […]

Ladies’ Wood and Leather Clutch Bag with Roy Gallagher

Sat 10th July - Sat 10th July

Participants will build and finish their clutch handbag in one day to their colour choice. €100 per participant (Pre-booking essential). Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Leather Knife Sheath with Roy Gallagher

Sat 31st July - Sat 31st July

Participants will build their very own knife sheath which will fit the Mora companion series of knives. Participants will punch, dye, stitch and finish their very own sheath. This sheath will last for years, you will only need to replace the knife as you see fit. This is a one-day project. Knife is included. Over […]

Bushcraft Hip Pouch with Roy Gallagher

Sun 9th May - Sun 9th May

Participants will dye and stitch their very own hip pouch. This project can be modified to become a cross shoulder bag (participants will decide on the day). €90 per participant (Pre-booking essential) Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Leather Journal Cover with Roy Gallagher

Sat 2nd October - Sat 2nd October

Participants will build their own journal cover and will design their own artwork for it. This is a basic tooling workshop.  A5 journal included. €65 per participant Pre-booking essential Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Biker’s Long Wallet with Roy Gallagher

Sat 17th April - Sat 17th April

Participants will dye stitch and complete their wallet in this one-day course. This is an advanced course. €100 per participant (Pre-booking essential) Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Wild Inks with Annie Hogg

Sat 19th June - Sat 25th September

In this one-day workshop, we will be covering the basics of botanical ink making. Our morning will be concerned with extracting colour from several plants and crafting these into inks. After our lunch break, we will explore the use of modifiers to open up the colour spectrum of each ink.   Throughout this workshop we […]

Making and Drawing with Organic Tools and Pigments with David Begley

Sat 22nd May - Sat 22nd May

This workshop is suitable for all levels and will focus on making and using traditional mediums such as oak gall ink, reed pens, charcoal as well as natural pigments all gathered here at The Irish National Heritage Park. David will demonstrate how to harvest, prepare and draw with these ancient mediums before we explore the […]

Woodblock Carving with Gerry Cussen

Sat 5th June - Sat 28th August

Exercise your brain through thinking of how to use negative space to create images.  Practical design elements considered for ease of carving.  All materials and Japanese Ho-Sho paper provided. Do bring some fabric scraps and we can play around with printing on those also. The last couple of hours can be spent experimenting with any […]

Bowl Turning with Dee Synnott

Sun 20th June - Sat 21st August

Join Dee as we explore the heritage craft of bowl turning on a foot-powered lathe. Turning a cleft log into a bowl. Create an eating vessel that brings us back to our ancient past. Develop skills that give a deep connectedness between wood, history and the natural world. Forge an understanding of traditional work and […]